The first great Relief pitcher in Yankee history.I saw him pitch on a number of occasions.He came to the Yanks as a starter for the first two years and the rest of career was to trudge in from the Bull pen to put out the fire.He pitched for the Yanks for 12 yrs, spent 1 year with the Red Sox in 47, his last year in the bigs.He also had the distinction of being the first Yankee player rep
His career record was 93 Wins 53 Losses a 637 pct.He had 107 career saves104 with the Bombers.He led the majors in saves for 4 seasons.He had set records then of 12 wins in relief in 1937 & 43. His best overall season was in 1941, when he had 15 saves and 1.98 era and an 8-3 record.He was a curveballing Right Hander and when he came in you could chalk up another Yankee victory
One of the Yankee star pitchers was Lefty Gomez and when one of the writers asked lefty how many games he would win before the season started, Gomez replied "ask Murphy"
Murph name came to mind with Gehrig posting "This day in baseball"He died Jan 14 1970.